The Emigrants

Sebald, W. G.. The Emigrants. New York, NY: New Directions, 1996.

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Abstract (English)

The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs––the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem." -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Novels
All Contributors: Sebald, W. G. (Author); Hulse, Michael (Translator)
Dossier: 480 - SEBALD, W.G.
Collation: 237 p. : ill. (n & b) ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780811213660
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: New Directions
Artists: Sebald, W. G.
Copyright Statement: Vito von Eichborn GmbH & Co Verlag KG (1992); The Harvill Press (1996) pour la traduction anglaise
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Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 20:25
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 13:39
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